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  • 2 December 2013, 22:01

London Bus: Man Arrested After Woman Attacked

A 26-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was attacked on a bus by a gang who knocked her unconscious and poured a drink over her head.

CCTV shows the 22-year-old victim sitting with a friend on the top deck of a London bus when a group of five men boarded and sat in seats next to them.

Words were exchanged, with a row escalating when some of the men criticised what the woman was wearing.

One man poured a drink over the victim and pulled her hair, while another member of the group appeared to grab at her from behind as his friends looked on laughing.

The woman got up from her seat but was pushed and kicked in the stomach.

She hit her head as she fell backwards and was left sprawled unconsciouson the floor of the bus.

Paramedics took the woman to St Thomas' Hospital and she was treated for her head injury and released later the same day.

The attack took place at about 1.15am on August 29 on the bus, which was heading towards ClaphamJunction.

The man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after attending apolice station in south London.

Detective Constable Kyla Mulley said: "This was a shocking attack on a young woman, prompted by nothing more than a brief exchange of words."

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